Which butt stock grip do you prefer for HD shotgun? (be sure to see pic!)

Which butt stock grip do you prefer for HD shotgun? (be sure to see pic!)

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  • 'Straight' or 'English' Stock

    41 34.75%
  • 'Pistol Grip' or 'Grip' Stock

    59 50.00%
  • 'Detached Pistol Grip' Stock

    13 11.02%
  • 'Pistol Grip Only' or 'PGO' Stock

    5 4.24%
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    Which butt stock grip do you prefer for HD shotgun? (be sure to see pic!)

    Out of the 4 choices in the pic below, which butt stock grip do you prefer for HD shotgun?



    Please feel free to comment. Thanks for voting!

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    I went with your #2 pistol grip choice as that is all that I own or know regarding shotguns. I would like to try your #3 detached pistol grip though. I like that set-up on my AR clone and am interested to see how it performs on a shotgun.
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    I really like the stock on my Benelli M1S90, but I grew up with the M16 family of weapons in the Army.

    The stock aids in managing recoil, and allows the gun to be fired one handed if necessary. I can tuck the stock under my arm, and still maintain the ability to aim/shoot while opening doors etc. They even started putting them on turkey guns now.



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    I voted for the detached like in the photo above. but I admit I sometimes use the 870 wingmaster for HD.

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    I'll be in the minority, but you asked about HD, not trap. or skeet, or hunting, or war.
    I have two with PGO. My 12 ga Mossberg has the Knoxx grip, and I could shoot it all day from the hip.
    I have a limited space in the safe because I have no "long" guns in there and added a shelf.
    My .410 Mossy can be fired from the hip or using the bead sights, because the recoil won't smack me.

    Since a HD shotgun will rarely be used over 20', I like the maneuverability of the PGO stock.
    For HD, I actually prefer .410, as I've preached for years.

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    I prefer the Grip Stock, it can be fired 1 handed if needed, be used as a weapon if needed, can make reloads easier if you are wounded, it's my personal preference if need to stick my shot gun in my golf bag when traveling through states or areas with high Aryan Nation populations and it forces me to use my sights. In a bug out situation or when traveling you can even carry more ammo in or on the stock. I grew up on muzzle loaders, both rifle and shotgun and that's the grip I naturally go to and what works for me. Your mileage my vary.
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    Detached pistol grip for me (with my Stevens 320).
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    'Pistol Grip' or 'Grip' Stock.
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    Always nice to have the "butt stroke" non-lethal defense available. Teeth marks on the tail are a talisman.

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    Thanks for replies and votes so far. My Mossberg 500 is outfitted with PGO. I was almost 'home invaded' (thread here) last week and did not have time to grab the shottie, so I ended up with a .45 in my hand (which still was likely adequate). But I have since made the Mossberg more accessible and have been practicing with handling and such. Even though I have tight hallways and corners, I think I might be able to maintain better control of the shottie with a standard 'Pistol Grip' or 'Grip' Stock. So I am thinking of ditching the PGO.

    Very helpful to see variety of votes and opinions.....

    Thanks!

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    Part of it too depends on the shotgun. I generally prefer a traditional stock, like #2 pictured above, with a full stock that has a built in pistol grip.

    One time I thought that detached pistol grips were really cool, so I went and bought one for my Mossberg 500. It wound up not working very well due to the safety and mag release locations not being very accessible from a firing grip.

    On an 870 or similar, it is a move viable option.
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    I like the ergonomics or a "detached" pistol grip stock, but the very one that I was using sucked. So I switched back to "pistol grip", the original stock and have stayed with it.

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    Finally got my wife used to the pistol grip with 3 inch mag slugs. :-) :-)

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    I use the M-4 type stock. There are different members of my household who may have to use the gun, so the adjustable length is an asset.

    I've owned PGO's and really see little use for them.

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    I have been shooting birds with the standard stock for so long I can't do a thing with that pistol grip.

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